Taga- 2, Tagapag-, Tagapang-: Tagalog Noun Affixes

a person who performs the action expressed by the root; or,
a person who performs an action associated with the thing expressed by the root

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

luto’

cuisine, cooking

tagaluto’

tagapagluto’

cook, someone tasked with cooking

bantay

guard, guarding

tagabantay

tagapag­bantay

guard, watcher

linis

cleaning

tagalinis

tagapaglinis

cleaner, someone tasked with cleaning

isda’

fish

tagapangisda’

someone tasked with fishing

root

luto’

meaning

cuisine, cooking

root + affix

tagaluto’

tagapagluto’

meaning

cook, someone tasked with cooking

root

bantay

meaning

guard, guarding

root + affix

tagabantay

tagapag­bantay

meaning

guard, watcher

root

linis

meaning

cleaning

root + affix

tagalinis

tagapaglinis

meaning

cleaner, someone tasked with cleaning

root

isda’

meaning

fish

root + affix

tagapangisda’

meaning

someone tasked with fishing

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